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SSI State Supplements - Overview

If you are a SSI recipient, many States provide an additional cash benefit to supplement your federal SSI payment. Also, some States provide a special supplement for residential or home care if you live in a residential group home, live in a care home requiring supervision, or live in an assisted living facility.

These supplements are known by different names in some states. Additionally, they are sometimes called State Supplementary Payments (SSP) or Optional State Supplements (OSS).

In all States it is required that your Federal SSI check be reduced to $30 (called a Personal Needs Allowance or PNA) if you live in a "Medicaid Institution" for more than a full calendar month. Some states supplement the federal PNA with additional payment.

Some States, which provide additional payment for special living situations, pay the supplement directly to the living facility. Others pay the benefit to the recipient who is then responsible to pay the facility for special services. Some States, which provide a supplement for special living situations, also provide a portion of that payment as a State Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) for the recipient.

In some States, the supplement is Federally administered, and the supplement amount is included in the check you get from SSA. In other States, the supplement is State administered, and these states send out a separate check.

NOTE: In several States, the State administers Supplements for people in certain types of living arrangements, while the SSA administers Supplements for other types. These States have "[see note above]" in red letters following their name.

Also, before October 1, 2002 both the State and SSA administered SSI Supplements in Washington. Washington now administers all supplements for its residents.

Click on the name of a State, below, for specific State information:

     Alabama

     Alaska

     Arizona

     Arkansas

     California

     Colorado

     Connecticut

     Delaware [see note above]

     District of Columbia

     Florida

     Georgia

     Hawaii

     Idaho

     Illinois

     Indiana

     Iowa [see note above]

     Kansas

     Kentucky

     Louisiana

     Maine

     Maryland

     Massachusetts

     Michigan [see note above]

     Minnesota

     Mississippi

     Missouri

     Montana

     Nebraska

     Nevada

     New Hampshire

     New Jersey

     New Mexico

     New York [see note above]

     North Carolina

     North Dakota

     Ohio

     Oklahoma

     Oregon

     Pennsylvania

     Rhode Island

     South Carolina

     South Dakota

     Tennessee

     Texas

     Utah

     Vermont [see note above]

     Virginia

     Washington [see note above]

     West Virginia

     Wisconsin

     Wyoming

See also:

SSI State Supplements -- Federal Admin

SSI State Supplement -- State Admin

SSI State Supplement -- None


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